It took about 4 hours Tuesday afternoon for the jury to find a Francisco man guilty of murder. The trial in Gibson Circuit Court lasted more than a week, but around 5:00 Tuesday evening the jury said Austin T. Blaize was guilty of
killing Terry Monier in the incident in Fort Branch in January of last year. The same jury found him also guilty of attempted murder for pointing
the gun at the head of another man and pulling the trigger. The jurors then three hours later delivered a sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole. Blaize had earlier turned down plea offers from the prosecution that would have given him a 65 year sentence - and with good time credit
the possibility of being released in just over 32 years.
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